Posts Tagged ‘cult’

The Earnest, Monomaniacal, “Livable Communities” Crowd Despises Our New City Target – Yet, New Bikes There Cost Just $179

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

You know, there was a time when StreetsBlogSF did actual journalism. That time was back in 2010.

These days, things are different.

What’s the target of your wrath? People who want to shop at CityTargetSF West?

And yet, the cheapest place to buy a new bicycle in town is at …City Target

Check it:

Oh, this kind of hybrid bike sucks because it’s not like your four-figure roadie ride?

OK fine.

Oh, what’s this, real people who aren’t transit nerds actually enjoying themselves up on Target Tor on Opening Day?

Looks that way to me:

In closing, Park Slope Neighbors. Ha ha ha!

Enjoy your cult, gentlemen.

Man, the Falun Gong Protest in Front of the Chinese Consulate on Geary Will Freak You Out

Friday, July 6th, 2012

I don’t know, which would you rather see when you look outside in the morning? Would you rather see freaky Blair Witch evidence or bunch of Falun Gong holding this pose?

Geary at Laguna:

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I could go either way.

But, attention cultists, achtung baby: Signals intelligence officers are inside this consulate, sniffing your cell phone data packets, so to speak. Like a giant Google Maps car.

So, Falun Gongers, take your cell phone batteries out of your mobiles, if you know what’s good for you, whenever you protest over there.

Just saying…

Holy Toledo! Look at the Falun Gong Taking Over Civic Center Right in Front of City Hall

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Take a look at Civic Center Mike’s shot of City Hall from the other day.

Wow: 

Via Civic Center Mike – click to expand

Hey, That Shen Yu “Falun Gong Show” is Back in Town at Our Opera House Until January 8th, 2012

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Not that I care all that much about it, but you know, it’s back for 2012, baby.

Here’s your backgrounder right here. And here’s Civic Center Mike’s take.

Oh, this popped up in one of my shots – I recognized it immediately.* SY spends a lot of money advertising itself, of course:

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The annual return of the Shen Yu upsets the occupants of the Chinese Consulate in the Western Addition like nobody’s business. Oh well.

The current government of China hates Shen Yu and vice versa. These two have got a whole dramaturgical dyad going on.

Choose or lose.

Cause, you know, one side is a cult, and the other is a shadowy religious group.

Get your tickets here, if you want.

*Oh, and last month, the Shen Yu repeatedly subscribed and unsubscribed to my Twitter on like a daily basis. Why? I don’t know. Oh well. 

Meet the INTERNATIONAL ART MUSUEM OF AMERICA – It’s Opening Soon in the Famous Twitter Corporate Welfare Zone

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Well, looky here – that TCWZ is paying dividends already, or something. Here’s the newest “Chinese art museum” to hit the Mid -Market, at 1023 betwixt 6th and 7th. See?

Though there is Great Disorder Under Heaven, the Situation is Excellent for opening an art museum in the Tenderloin-ish Mid-Market area:

Nosy area provocateur The Tens is all over this sitch as was Curbed SF and SFist before him.

But what’s this? You need to contact a security guard before attempting to leave the building?

Wasn’t that how the Movementarians kept people in line? I think so.

Courage.

I fear that God is Not in Heaven

In the dark of the night

The dark of the night

The I Ching

Wang Chung

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The San Francisco Film Society Wants to “Save the Clay Theatre,” For Itself

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Well, it turns out that the San Francisco Film Society has a plan to Save the Clay Theatre. And why not?

Back in the day, they tried to take over the moribund Presidio Main Post Theatre (the one in the Presidio and not that other Presidio Theatre), but that didn’t work out. Or rather, it hasn’t yet worked out.

Anyway, read a letter from SFFS Executive Director Graham Leggat about what you can do to help, if you want.

All the deets, below.

Via revger, click to expand

These kids from the Bawdy Caste will return for one last Rocky Horror at the Clay the night of August 29th, no matter what.

Via Ashley

Here it is:

DEAR CLAY THEATER SUPPORTER:

The San Francisco Film Society is one of the top twenty organizations of its kind in the world, one of the top ten in the United States, and oldest, biggest and most widely respected film exhibition organization in Northern California. Since 1957, the Film Society has been enriching the lives of Bay Area residents by presenting the best film and media from around the world, notably via the acclaimed San Francisco International Film Festival. The longest-running festival in the Americas, the International celebrated its golden anniversary in April 2007. During its first half-century, the Film Society has hosted more than 2,000 filmmakers and presented more than 6,500 films from 124 countries to audiences numbering more than two million people. It is beloved by its audiences and the international film industry alike. Its contributions to the cultural life of the Bay Area are immeasurable.

Now, as the Film Society begins its 54th year of operation, it is looking ahead to an even brighter future. In recent years the organization has launched many new activities, resulting in significant increases in membership, attendance, sponsorship and earned income. Its numbers are up across the board, in fact, and it is well on its way to establishing itself as a major cultural institution with a vibrant year-round presence. Central to this mission is the acquisition of a theater that the Film Society can call its home, one in which it can present many types of year-round programming in the areas of film exhibition, education, and filmmaker services.

Since December 2009, the Film Society has been in negotiations with the landlord of the Clay Theater, in an attempt to lease or purchase the building. So far these talks are at  an impasse over terms, but ultimately the Film Society hopes to bring the negotiations to a successful and swift conclusion, resulting in a longterm lease or ownership of the Clay. Once the Film Society has the theater, it intends to significantly upgrade the physical plant, which needs a good number of improvements, and reopen it as a revitalized cultural and community hub for the thriving Upper Fillmore business district.

With a half-century of film-exhibition experience under its belt, there is no doubt that the Film Society can make a success of running the Clay. The organization will program the same eclectic and popular mix of international, independent, and documentary films that have so engaged its diverse audiences. It will also program “Landmark”-type films, meaning first-run arthouse hits, as they become available, and will present a number of mini-festivals devoted to individual filmmakers and national cinemas. In all cases the Film Society will add value to these screenings, with panels, talks, and filmmakers in attendance.

So, we urge you, as someone who attends the Clay Theater, appreciates its role in your cultural life, and wants it to continue showing great films in our neighborhood, to ask the landlord to resume negotiations with the Film Society, to come to terms with the realities of today’s recessionary marketplace and real-estate values, and make it possible for the Film Society to operate and bring renewed energy to our beloved Clay Theater. 

When you send a letter to the Clay Theater landlord, please also email a copy of your letter to the San Francisco Film Society at: rsills@sffs.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Thank you for your efforts to make it possible to “Save the Clay”!  – Graham Leggat, Executive Director of the SFFS

Sample letter below.  Please send it to the Clay Theater’s landlord:

 

Balgobind Jaiswal c/o Blu, 2259 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, California, 94115

DEAR MR. JAISWAL:

AS A CLAY THEATER  CUSTOMER, I WAS ALARMED TO HEAR THAT OUR BELOVED NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER IS TO CLOSE ON AUGUST 29.  I VALUE THE CLAY THEATER AS A UNIQUE AND IRREPLACEABLE COMMUNITY INSTITUTION AND WANT TO SEE IT CONTINUE TO PRESENT WONDERFUL FILMS IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING, AS IT HAS DONE FOR THE PAST 100 YEARS.  PLEASE RESUME NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE SFFS TO OPERATE AND BRING RENEWED ENERGY TO THE CLAY THEATER.  CLAY THEATER PATRONS AND ALL OF SAN FRANCISCO’S FILM COMMUNITY WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.  THANK YOU!

SIGNED______________________________________________________

PRINT NAME__________________________________________________

ADDRESS____________________________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS______________________________________________

TELEPHONE NUMBER_________________________________________

R.I.P. Clay Theatre on Fillmore, 1910-2010 – Rocky Horror Picture Show on Final Night, August 28th

Monday, August 16th, 2010

News comes from Sam Singer that Landmark Theatres’s popular Clay Theatre at 2261 Fillmore will go dark by the end of the month. Get all the deets from SF Silent Movie(!) Examiner Thomas Gladysz.

Per the New Fillmore:

“The final film scheduled at the Clay is a midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Saturday, August 28.”

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Well, it was nice while it lasted, but now it’s gone:

Via revger, click to expand

The Horror of red-eye – will these kids from the Bawdy Caste return for the last Rocky at the Clay? We Can Only Hope.

Via Ashley

Sic transit gloria San Francisco.

Vaya con Gaia, tiny Clay Theatre.

“Come join us for one last The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Bawdy Caste live on stage at The CLAY THEATRE,

It’s with heavy hearts we announce that THE CLAY THEATRE will be closing at the end of August. Join us in celebrating and saying goodbye to this historic theatre with one of our favorite movies! 100 Years of film history comes to a end, help us make this one amazing evening!

The Last
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
with the BAWDY CASTE LIVE ON STAGE!
Saturday August 28th at MIDNIGHT

THE HISTORIC CLAY THEATRE
2261 Fillmore St
San Francisco
Tickets just $9.50-
Doors at 11:30pm Show at MIDNIGHT!
Need more info call us! (415)561-9921
Rocky will be moving to The BRIDGE THEATRE! in September!”

“One Screen. Built in 1910. Operated by Landmark since 1991. The mighty Clay is one of the oldest theatres in San Francisco. Built in 1910 by the renown Naify brothers, builders of the first movie screen in town, the New Fillmore, the Clay was first a nickelodeon house. In April of 1935, Herbert Rosenerreopened the Clay as The Clay International, a foreign film showcase. In the early 1970s, the theatre was part of the Surf Theatres group, run by pioneering San Francisco film exhibitor Mel Novikoff. In 1972, the Clay hosted the first midnight movie in San Francisco with the premiere of John Water’s Pink Flamingos, and also hosted many other controversial films, including The Life of Brian.Since Landmark assumed management in 1991, the Clay has enjoyed such improvements as digital sound, new seats and an extensive refurbishment of its art deco and classic Greek accoutrements. The combination of classic appointments and modern amenities has helped keep the Clay a comfortable, laid-back place to see unique film programming for almost a century.”

“Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” at the Scientology Clubhouse, 839 Howard

Monday, May 18th, 2009

What’s that? You’ve missed out on seeing “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” at the Church of Scientology Clubhouse on 839 Howard betwixt 4th and 5th Streets? It’s just a stone’s throw from the American Psychiatric Association convention – let’s take a look.

Now this was the scene in front of the APA convention Saturday, when members of Anonymous protested against the Scientologists, who were protesting against the psychiatrists. Click to expand:

But then the action moved a block over. Can you see the building? It’s betwixt the AFL-CIO and our Buca Di Beppo.

And we’re in – nice hardwood flooring.

Uh oh, psychiatry takes a hit:

Here’s the pitch they might have used on Tom Cruise and about 10% of Hollywood. Click to expand (Frances Farmer, hello nurse.)

1. Collect receipt books.

2. ????

3. Profit!

See you there.

5/16-5/23: “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” exhibit (downtown / civic / van ness)


Reply to: event-razzc-1157797262@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-05-06, 12:52PM PDT

May 16th to 23rd
An exhibition and documentary about the Cause of Senseless Violence in our Communities

“Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”

America has been wracked with senseless acts to violence. Mental health budgets are spiraling out of control.

In this authoritative overview, the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”
Exhibit and Documentary explores the roots of this violence. See the parallel between the increase in psychotropic drug usage and violence in our communities.

Warning: this exhibit documents the graphic and horrific stories of psychiatric abuse. Young children could be frightened and parental guidance is advised.

Sponsored by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (www.cchr.org)
Get the FACTS

Come see “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”
839 Howard Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
Admission is FREE!
The exhibit is open May 16 through 22 from noon until 8:00pm
On May 23 the exhibit is open from noon until 4:00pm
info@cchrsf.org

Photos From the Great Scientology Protest against Psychiatry in San Francisco

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Who were you rooting for in this one? The cops, who had an easy, boring shift? The psychiatrists, who couldn’t really care less? The Scientologists, who bused people up from El Lay and over from Sacratomatoe? The Anonymous, many of whom appear to have personal connections to and detailed knowledge of the Church of Scientology?

You’d have to score this one as a win for the Anonymice. Small in number, but they got their point across. Let’s review.

The 470 Scientologists just before the march down Market Street. Today’s marchers generally weren’t locals. So in that way, the crowd was redolent of times when the the March for Lifers and the Chinese nationals of the infamous Olympic Torch relay fiasco bused to town and hung out around the Ferry Building:

But let’s start at the beginning. The Scilons had a marching permit and Anonymous did not. But that turned out to not matter too much. Members from both sides yacking with a patrolman:

Pointlessness. “You tape me, so I will tape you.” Hold pose for an hour and a half:

It was a hot one. A church member appearing to be upset about something or other. Black was the color of the day with the C.O.S. 

“Psychiatry: Drugging Kid$ For Profit”

“I’m Glad My Mom’s Not On Drugs.”

A member of Anonymous uses Church lingo to mock the less than desired turnout from those bused in. The 2000 figure for expected marchers comes from here

And also from Anonymous: “Google XENU.”

And there you have it.

470 Scientologists + Psych Convention + Anonymous + SFPD = Fun in the Sun

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

The Church of Scientology brought it today in a march from Justin Herman Plaza to Moscone Convention Center. Also involved were 20,000 souls at the American Psychiatric Association as well as the Group known as Anonymous.

A brief showdown in the SoMA. From left to right: a column of SFPD, Howard Street, 470 Scilons (capped with about 30 Anonymice at the far end), the shutterbugs, the shuttle buses, and then the amused shrinks on the right.

Anonymous dogged what some consider a multifacted transnational corporation at every turn. The March on Market: 

“CHANTS FOR MARCH”

And oh yes, the C.O.S. has a little clubhouse on Howard Street now. Stay tooned…